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Car Hire Insurance News

Female driver reporting an accident involving her hire car

Data from 2016 shows that approximately one in four people said the car hire insurance claim they put in was due to an incident that wasn’t their fault, and that Saturday 2nd July 2016 was the day our customers were most likely to damage their hire cars.

Rental desk at the airport

Families looking to hire a compact family car in Europe this summer should shop around first as prices can vary significantly within the same destination.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:31

Car Hire Claims – A Year in View

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Damaged windscreen

Saturday 2nd July was the day you were most likely to damage your hire car in 2016.

Car driving in snow with ski rack

Car hire companies are lining their deep pockets with a 'winterisation' charge at many European ski destinations this winter.

Winter sun in Greece

Holidaymakers in Europe’s winter hotspots this November could be paying significantly more for their excess waiver policies.

Children enjoying a car journey

If you’re hiring a car in popular European sun spots this half term, be prepared to pay up to double the standard rate.

Mechanic inspecting damaged car

Almost a third (32%) of car hirers are unaware that if they damage their hire car they must pay the first part of the claim; an excess of up to £2000*.

Man with empty pockets

Extensive research carried out by the team here at iCarhireinsurance has revealed that people who have hired cars this summer are on average £120 worse off.

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All prices within this section were correct at time of publication.